The programme includes subjects according to students’ age in compliance with Cambridge Secondary Education for Key Stage 3 and the State Educational Standards of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.
We focus on teaching and developing competencies in the fields of mathematics, science, literature, and grammar - both English and Bulgarian. Building a solid foundation of knowledge and competencies in these fields is crucial for students’ further education. Students are required to master specific terminology in any subject using both languages.
At the end of this stage, Science is divided into three separate subjects - Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The creative approach, the ability to systemize and analyze information, scientific thinking, and understanding of the academic content are fostered through regular practical work.
The students who have achieved the necessary academic proficiency in English, are required to study a foreign language within the curriculum.
The programme in the stage includes specialised tools for developing presentation skills and debating. Based on their academic knowledge the students should be able to construct successfully well-structured discussions in public speaking and debates classes.
In Key Stage 3 are taught the following subjects:
- English Language as a First Language;
- Modern Foreign Languages;
- Bulgarian Language and Literature;
- Man and Nature;
- Informational Technology;
- Music and Performing Arts;
- Technology & Entrepreneurship;
- Physical Education;
- Debating and Public Speech;
- Wellbeing and Civil Education – online safety, street safety, time management, revision strategies, health and emotional wellbeing and others.
Teaching in 7th grade is based on achieving high academic results on National External Assessment and Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint, as well as preparation for passing onto the high school stage.
After the end of the compulsory programme, optionally and for an additional fee, the students can opt for fine and performing arts, foreign languages, sports, technologies, co-curricular clubs, self-preparation class.